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Use iPhone hotspot as internet source for DTV?


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#51 OFFLINE   Beerstalker

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 04:27 PM

The Genie Go also has to be connected to the DECA network somehow.  Either the DECA network needs it's own connection to his WiFi hot spot so they can talk together over it, or it must be connected directly to the coax network.  Otherwise it can't see his DVRs or their recordings.


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 08:00 PM

The Genie Go also has to be connected to the DECA network somehow.  

No it does not.  the GG1 connects to the customer network,(LAN)  the receiver (or DirecTV system) must connect to the customer network (LAN) in order to see the GG1.  DECA "network" or "cloud" as far as GG is concerned is not involved.  


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 08:06 PM

Well, it certainly needs to be connected to the Home LAN, but at some point it needs to phone home, doesn't it? (I am not at home and cannot test.) If so, then a line to the outside world needs to be operable. 


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 08:10 PM

Semantics.  It's connected to the same network one way or the other.



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 07:58 PM

Thanks All. This doesn't appear to work. I tried going all weekend without broadband internet and I didn't realize how many things I have hooked up to the internet at one time (more than 5)


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 08:38 PM

The DVRs are designed with having a 24\7 connection to the internet, so unless you leave the iPhone as a permanent modem, then it may not work.

 

If you leave the iPhone as a permeant modem an you get an gaming adapter for the GenieGO, then you may be in business.  note that the iPhone can only support up to 5 devices on tethering mode.

 

 

Thanks All. This doesn't appear to work. I tried going all weekend without broadband internet and I didn't realize how many things I have hooked up to the internet at one time (more than 5)


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That was part of my first post


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 08:39 PM

Yep. I thought I could get by, but at times I probably had ten devices on my wifi.


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